Annette School of Dancing
Welcome to Annette School of Dancing, a family-oriented dancing school established for over 60 years in Camborne, Cornwall. We offer training in RAD Ballet, ISTD Tap, Modern and Contemporary for pupils of all ages (from 2 years). Classes are held at Camborne Community Centre, with easy walking access to the town centre, and nearby bus and train stations. Our annual charity Revue is an opportunity for all our pupils to take to the stage and perform, raising money for charity, and making memories which last a lifetime.
From Humble Beginnings
At the age of 9 years, a little girl called Annette attended Elmhurst Preparatory School. Whilst at school she began ballet lessons and was taught by Miss Cattran and Madam Norman. At the age of 19, the Annette School of Dancing was born. In 1968, Miss Annette was asked to put together an event for Camborne Festival Committee and so happened the first Annual Revue. In 1986, Miss Annette took solo responsibility for the Annual Revue and funds were raised for Sennen Cove New Lifeboat Appeal. To date, The Annette School of Dancing has raised in excess of £60,000 for local charities in a legacy continued by Mrs Harvey and all who support our fantastic causes.
Meet the Team
All classes have resumed following advice from the RAD regarding COVID-19 compliance.
Ballet (ages 2-3 years)
Our weekly Saturday morning ballet class for ages 2-3 years is taught by a Royal Academy of Dance qualified teacher and is the ideal way for toddlers to experience the fun of ballet whilst learning basic technique, giving a solid foundation for future development.
Ballet (ages 4-5 years)
Our weekly Saturday morning ballet class for ages 4-5 years is taught by a Royal Academy of Dance qualified teacher and is the ideal way for children to experience the fun of ballet whilst learning basic technique, giving a solid foundation for future development.
Ballet (6 years and over)
Our weekly Thursday evening ballet class for ages 6 and over is after school and taught by a Royal Academy of Dance qualified teacher. This class works on more in-depth technique whilst maintaining a fun, creative environment. Pupils will also work towards optional participation in our annual Revue show and optional RAD exams.
Tap & Modern (4 years and over)
Our Saturday morning tap and modern classes follow the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance syllabus and are the perfect way to further develop rhythm, and additional skills to give a broader dance training. Pupils will also work towards optional participation in our annual Revue show and optional ISTD exams.
Testimonial | Lucy Bardrick
Lucy has performed on stages around the world, in the West End, on television, and more recently, choreography in film, working on some of the biggest cinema releases of the few of years; 'Beauty & the Beast', ‘Mamma Mia Here We Go Again', and most recently Disney’s ‘Malificent Mistress of Evil’.
Thank you Lucy for inspiring a generation of Annette School of Dancing pupils!